IUP Criminology professors Dennis Giever D’95 and Paul McCauley presented papers at the 2007 annual conference of the Asian Association of Police Studies in South Korea. The conference was attended by university faculty members, independent research and consulting organizations (including Interpol), and senior police officials from around the world, including Thailand, India, Bangladesh, China, Taiwan, Korea, Germany, the United States, and other countries.
The four-day conference included the presentation of participant papers. Giever and former IUP Criminology professor EuiGab Hwang presented “Forensic Science Education and Training in the United States.” Hwang is professor of Criminal Justice at Kyonggi University. McCauley’s paper was titled “Police Custody as a System and Unified Policy: Best Practices for Reducing Officer and Prisoner Risks of Injury and Death.”
From left: Dennis Giever, EuiGab Hwang, and Paul McCauley
As invited guests of the Korean Institute of Police Science and the Korean National Police University, the IUP professors were treated most graciously by extraordinary, wonderful hosts, including senior academic officers, national police generals and their staffs, and Ministry of Justice senior staff.
A tour and presentation at the National Police Agency Cyber Crime Center was interesting and most informative. This operation is visited frequently by representatives from other nations for “guidance and insights.” After the presentation, Giever and McCauley agreed that they may very well have seen the premier facility of its kind in the world. From the little they were allowed to see, they were greatly impressed.
The professors made additional presentations after the AAPS conference concluded. McCauley presented a lecture on “The Future of Policing in a Changing World” to the faculty and students of the College of Social Sciences, Kyonggi University, Gyeonggi-do, Korea.
Both professors also visited Gobong Information Communication Middle and High School–Seoul Juvenile Training School—a “correctional high school” which is quite unique and one for which the United States has no equivalent. After a tour of this facility, Giever presented a lecture titled “Juvenile Justice in United States” to members of the Ministry of Justice in Korea.